Definitions for tallien, jean lambert
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word tallien, jean lambert
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Tallien, Jean Lambert
a notable French Revolutionist, born in Paris; a lawyer's clerk; threw in his lot with the Revolution, and became prominent as the editor of a Jacobin journal, L'Ami des Citoyens; took an active part in the sanguinary proceedings during the ascendency of Robespierre, notably terrorising the disaffected of Bordeaux by a merciless use of the guillotine; recalled to Paris, and became President of the Convention, but fearing Robespierre, headed the attack which brought the Dictator to the block; enjoyed, with his celebrated wife, Madame de Fontenay, considerable influence; accompanied Napoleon to Egypt; was captured by the English, and for a season lionised by the Whigs; his political influence at an end, he was glad to accept the post of consul at Alicante, and subsequently died in poverty (1769-1820).
Find a translation for the tallien, jean lambert definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these tallien, jean lambert definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"tallien, jean lambert." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 6 Oct. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/tallien, jean lambert>.